Bullish about new Demag All-Terrain

Toro Cranes is a small crane hire company based in Kemps Creek, Western Sydney. Business owner Steve Cardillo, recently weighed up his all terrain crane options and chose a new Demag AC 45.

Cardillo recently took delivery of a Demag AC 45 all terrain, and he explains the reasons behind the purchase.

“Our business services the residential construction industry right around Sydney, and we needed to add a new small all terrain crane to the fleet. We had a look at our options, and we decided on the Demag AC 40. I’m honest, we just prefer the Demag product. We purchased a new machine, but a different brand, a couple of years ago and it just didn’t fit our requirements. The AC 45 is suited to our type of work in the residential sector,” said Cardillo.

“We thought the Demag AC 45 model was superior to other cranes in its particular size class, and we went with the standard configuration with a second winch. It’s easy to operate, includes a spacious cab and has a very long reach for a crane of its size,” he said.

With a 40t lift capacity, the AC 45 features the longest main boom in its class at 37.4m and a system length of 45.4m. With travel speeds of 80 km/h, this crane can travel at motorway speeds. Also, its compact design makes it easy to position on the job, so Toro Crane’s crew can get to work quickly.

“Our core type of work is residential frames, roof trusses and steel beams, and for this the crane allows us to complete jobs in one set up instead of multiple set ups. It saves us on pack down and set up times making our services more efficient for our customers,” said Cardillo.

“The crane’s first job was installing roof trusses. This is where we got to see the benefits I’ve mentioned earlier. The AC 45 really highlighted its ability to deliver improvements on our services on its very first lift which is pretty exciting,” he said.

Service and support also played a part in Cardillo’s decision to purchase the AC 45.

We’ve had Demag’s in the past and we’ve always been pretty happy with the support and parts back up we’ve received. Sometimes you may have to wait on special order parts, but it generally doesn’t take long, the support services from the Demag team are good,” he said.